Cooperative Extension Photo Contest
Extension Photo Contest Rules [PDF]
Photo Contest Entry Form [DOC]
Photo Contest Entry Form [PDF]
The Department of Communications
Services is pleased to announce the first Cooperative Extension Photo
Contest. Over the past year, Communication Services photographers
have been taking photos of Extension activities around the state. But
with only two staff photographers, we can’t cover everything.
This is your opportunity to contribute to that effort and be
recognized for your creativity and photographic talents. Winning
entries will be displayed at the 2007 Extension Conference and added
to the Communication Services On-Line Image Gallery.
If this initial effort is successful,
we hope to make this an annual or biannual event. This year’s
overall theme is People Helping People Put Knowledge to Work.
Here are the categories:
Agriculture & Food
exhibit is open to (and only to) all
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Employees (Agents,
Program Assistants, Secretaries, Specialists, etc.) except
for Extension employees in the Department of Communication Services.
entrant may submit up to two photos in each of the
same image may be entered in more than one category (if it applies
to each category). Separate copies of that image are provided for
and COMPLETED entry forms must accompany EACH individual photo
entered. If entering in more than one category, then submit a
separate form for EACH category entered. DO NOT use just one form
for multiple photos, even if the same person is submitting them.
name and county of the Extension employee submitting entries must be
printed on the back of each print. Original media (negatives,
slides, or CDs) should be placed in a protective envelope or sleeve
labeled with the employee’s name and county.
entries must be postmarked no later than March 1,
postmarked later than this date will NOT be accepted. This deadline
allows for the sorting, judging and processing of the many photos we
receive so that the exhibit may be constructed and the Web site
updated in time for the State Extension Conference. Please take
notice of the above postmark date requirement!
for the NC 4-H Congress Photo Contest is performed by members of the
of Communication Services
in the College
of Agriculture and Life Sciences
This department is staffed by professionals in the field of
communications who are accustomed to creating and/or using
photographic images as part of their own work. Below is a list of the
criteria the judges use when choosing the winners of this contest.
hope the judging criteria provided here will assist participants in
understanding what the judges will be looking for in the photos.
Likewise, we expect that individual participants will prepare for the
competition through study of photographic styles and techniques in
books, magazines and Internet research. One suggested resource is
site at: http://www.kodak.com/US/en/nav/takingPics.shtml
are the criteria that will guide the judges in deciding which photos
are worthy of ribbons:
these guidelines, along with their own knowledge of photography, the
judges may award ribbons and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
as well as Honorable Mention for each of the categories depending on
the quality and number of entries.
Place - $50
2nd Place - $30
3rd Place -
Honorable Mention - $10
remember to postmark your entries NO
LATER THAN March 1,
you have any questions about the Extension Photo Contest, please
contact Mark Dearmon (919-513-3114; firstname.lastname@example.org).
We’re looking forward to great group of photographs to judge
for the 2007 contest!